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    Steelers' special teams ranks among worst in NFL in 2018

    Steelers' special teams ranks among worst in NFL in 2018

    By: Curt Popejoy
    January 6, 2019

    If you follow the Pittsburgh Steelers, this is not going to be breaking news. But it does offer some validation when the folks at Pro Football Focus put out their final special team’s rankings of the year and the Steelers checked in at No. 29.

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    https://steelerswire.usatoday.com/20...n-nfl-in-2018/

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    Re: Steelers' special teams ranks among worst in NFL in 2018

    I'm hoping it's just a matter of time before Big League Chew gets the ax.

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    Re: Steelers' special teams ranks among worst in NFL in 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by vasteeler View Post
    I'm hoping it's just a matter of time before Big League Chew gets the ax.

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    Re: Steelers' special teams ranks among worst in NFL in 2018

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    I LITERALLY spit ice tea when I seen this .....
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    Re: Steelers' special teams ranks among worst in NFL in 2018

    You know what would help? Firing the RBs coach.

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    Re: Steelers' special teams ranks among worst in NFL in 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwinsgames View Post
    I LITERALLY spit ice tea when I seen this .....
    I just spit coffee.

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    Re: Steelers' special teams ranks among worst in NFL in 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwinsgames View Post
    I LITERALLY spit ice tea when I seen this .....
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    I just spit coffee.
    I spit out my gum



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    Re: Steelers' special teams ranks among worst in NFL in 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by vasteeler View Post
    I'm hoping it's just a matter of time before Big League Chew gets the ax.



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    Re: Steelers' special teams ranks among worst in NFL in 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by tube517 View Post
    I spit out my gum
    I just hurled.
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    Re: Steelers' special teams ranks among worst in NFL in 2018

    The fact that the punt coverage units rank low should be a big part of the decision to make a change. The coach cant always correct the kicker missing kicks, but keeping Danny Smith around for his mediocrity is similar to that of Joey Porter's mediocre job of coaching OLB's IMO.

    I still think the failed 4th down punt fake vs Saints is on Tomlin for making the bad strategic call, but if Smith thinks he had that play blocked up well, then he is mistaken and that is another strike against him in my book. I still think his departure will come soon.

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    Re: Steelers' special teams ranks among worst in NFL in 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by GBMelBlount View Post
    I just hurled.
    Oh, you found out Smith isn’t going anywhere.

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    Re: Steelers' special teams ranks among worst in NFL in 2018

    Between a lack of forcing turnovers on defense and constantly taking penalties (on mostly mediocre returns) on special teams the Steelers average starting field position was dead last in the league in 18. When you start a possession inside your 20 your chances of success go way down.
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    Re: Steelers' special teams ranks among worst in NFL in 2018

    Yet the ST coach is still employed? Would take me less than 30 seconds to fix the problem.
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    Re: Steelers' special teams ranks among worst in NFL in 2018

    The Standard is the standard.

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    Re: Steelers' special teams ranks among worst in NFL in 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by ALLD View Post
    Yet the ST coach is still employed? Would take me less than 30 seconds to fix the problem.
    How long does it take for the conversation to go:

    “Step into my office”

    “Why?”

    “Cause You’re Fucking Fired.”




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    Re: Steelers' special teams ranks among worst in NFL in 2018

    Another year of this, smh

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    Re: Steelers' special teams ranks among worst in NFL in 2018

    What, as fans, are we missing about the apparent decision to maintain the status quo regarding special teams?

    I really don’t get the inaction on having Smith get on with his life’s work.

    The stats back up what we’ve seen for years. Why the wait?

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    Re: Steelers' special teams ranks among worst in NFL in 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by FrancoLambert View Post
    What, as fans, are we missing about the apparent decision to maintain the status quo regarding special teams?

    I really don’t get the inaction on having Smith get on with his life’s work.

    The stats back up what we’ve seen for years. Why the wait?
    All I got is kick blocks. Smith draws those up really well.

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    Re: Steelers' special teams ranks among worst in NFL in 2018

    When is his contract up? Seems like Rooney waits until someones contract is up before he lets them go.
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